On January 3, 1973 — “There is nothing in life quite so limited as being a limited partner of George Steinbrenner.” – Yankees minority owner John McMullen Heading a limited partnership that includes Lester Crown, John DeLorean, and Nelson Bunker Hunt, George Steinbrenner, a Tampa shipbuilder, purchases the Yankees from CBS. ‘The Boss’ will become a well-known owner due to his pursuit of expensive talent, well-publicized feuds with players and baseball’s brass, and the frequent firing of GMs and managers.


National Pastime January 28

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